About Us

Yachts New England provides highly personalized brokerage services.

“We strive to make your boat buying experience wonderful, from stem to stern.” – David Pugsley

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David Pugsley

Founder, David Pugsley is a career broker. David previously served as Vice President and General Manager of Brewer Yacht Sales Inc. The largest yacht brokerage firm in the Northeastern United States. Where he managed 14 offices from New York City to Boston Massachusetts.


  • Certified Professional Yacht Broker (CPYB is an advanced degree in the yacht brokerage industry)
  • Licensed Florida Yacht Broker.
  • Past President of YBAA, Yacht Brokers Association of America
  • Former YBAA board of director
  • CAC- board of directors
  • Volunteer and North Sound crew chief for Virgin Island search and rescue. On water search and rescue
  • Founder of the International multihull Grand Prix in Newport RI

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Keith Chmura

Founder. At the age of 27, I left upstate New York for a life on the water. I had only seen the ocean three times at that point. Having learned to sail on a ten-foot wooden boat on Otsego Lake I headed for the Azores to work on a whale-watching schooner. I spent the next several years working my way up to Mate on charter yachts in the Caribbean and New England eventually taking the Captain position for eight years on a private yacht. During that time I also managed several major refits and one boat build from a bare hull. In subsequent years I’ve continued to deliver yachts and operate a marine carpentry business.

My most rewarding memories over the years have been helping others realize their dreams of spending time on the water. I look forward to putting my experience to work in helping you find the perfect vessel and make the most of your time on the water.